Children;s Garden

Scout Programs

Book your troop or pack for a day in the Garden! Opportunities include educator-led guided programs and self-guided tours. Program times are available Saturdays and Sundays, and during weekday afternoon troop meetings. All dates are subject to availability, and must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance. All program rates include Garden admission. NBG Member adults are permitted to chaperone scout programs for free. A $120 minimum is required for all scout programs.


Guided Programs

All guided programs last approximately an hour and a half, and include the designated badge, patch, loop, or pin for each participating scout. Guided programs are $15/scout, and $10/adult and tagalongs. 

Girl Scouts

  • Explore Norfolk Botanical Garden Patch (All Ages) – Click here for requirements  
  • Brownie Bugs Badge
  • Junior Flowers Badge

Boy Scouts

  • Lion “Ready, Set, Grow” Elective Adventure
  • Tiger “My Tiger Jungle” Core Adventure
  • Wolf “Grow Something” Elective Adventure
  • Bear “Fur, Feathers, and Ferns” Core Adventure
  • Cub Scout “Into the Woods” Elective Adventure

Have another guided program in mind? No problem!

In addition to our provided guided programs, we can try to customize a program to help your troop earn the badge, patch, loop, or pin of your choice! Customized programs need to be booked at least a month in advance to ensure staff are able to build the program. To be approved for completion, program requirements must adhere to the policies of the Garden. Customized guided programs are $20/scout, and $10/adult and tagalongs, and include the corresponding badge, patch, loop, or pin.


Self-Guided Programs

Check out our Explore Norfolk Botanical Garden or “Into the Woods” self-guided backpacks, or use the Garden as a site for completing a program of your choice. Self-guided programs are led by troop leaders, and do not include badges, patches, loops, or pins. Self-Guided Programs are $12/Scout and $10/adult and tagalongs.


Classroom Rentals

Need a new, exciting space for a scout meeting or event? Book a classroom in the WOW Children’s Garden! Rental pricing starts at $200, and includes an hour and a half rental time in the classroom, Garden admission for the troop, and access to one of our self-guided backpacks.

To book a scout program, or for more information on options for your troop or pack, give us a call at (757) 441-5830 ext.463, or email us

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